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, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealous. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
admiration for on an mlk day, president clinton making a reference to dr. king during his speech. >> 34 years ago, the man whose life we celebrate today spoke to us down there at the other end of the small -- this mall in words that move the conscious of the nation. like a profit of old, he told of his dream that one day, america would rise up and treat all of its citizens as equals. before the law and in the hearts. martin luther king's dream was the american dream. his quest is our request. the ceaseless striving to live out our troops greeted. our history has been built on such dreams and laborers. and, by our dreams and laborers, we will redeem the promise of america in the 21st century. >> from 1997, to a live view of washington, d.c. to the area around where the presidential parade will take place. reference to dr. martin luther king. one could suspect the president will make an even longer reference tomorrow. >> i would think so. tomorrow is particularly historic, in civil rights history. 50 years ago that dr. king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago, the assassi
in 1997 and president clinton making a reference to dr. king in his speech. >> 34 years ago, the man whose life we celebrate today, spoke to us down there, at the other end of this mall. in words that moved the conscious of a nation. like a profit of old, he told of his dream that one day america will rise up and treat all its citizens as equals before the law and in the heart. dr. martin luther king's dream was the american dream. his quest is our quest. our history has been built on such dreams and labors. and by our dreams and labors we will redeem the promise of america in the 21st century. host: from 1997, to a live view here in washington, d.c. in the area around where the parade will take place following the presidential address. he made that reference to dr. martin luther king and one will expect that the president will make a longer reference tomorrow. guest: i think so. i think tomorrow is historic moment in civil rights history. it was 50 years ago that dr. martin luther king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago was the assassination of john f. kennedy , th
: and look for an acknowledgement of dr. martin luther king's vision on the day we honor the civil rights leader, a coincidence of timing that's not lost on the nation's first african american president. now, the speech was finalized over the weekend, but the president often makes final word changes up to the very end, and this time was no exception. i'm told that he made tweaks this morning, in fact. the president, i'm told, will speak for under 20 minutes. by reading prior inaugural addresses, he decided the shorter, the better. his last address was just over 18 minutes. his favorite two past inaugurals were kennedy's, which ran just under 14 minutes, and, of course, lincoln's second, which at 700 words, had to be fewer than ten minutes. i'm told president obama had a quiet breakfast with the first lady and his daughters before going to church. anderson? >> let's talk about it with john king and gloria borger. what are you anticipating, john, hearing today? >> i think broad strokes. time to bring the country together. time to get through the tough economic times. i think it will be a ca
just one man, dr. king made an extraordinary difference in all of our lives. and while he himself was silent, his dream lives on and serves as an inspiration that one person can make a difference. mr. kildee: dr. king reminds me the strikers of the 1930's in my hometown who also stood up to the injustices that they saw. their efforts helped create the labor movement and made our country a better place, as did dr. king. mr. speaker, no matter our political differences, we can all unite on monday to fulfill dr. king's dream. this martin luther king day, let's honor the man who continues to inspire us all. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from-month seek recognition? mr. daines: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from montana is recognized for one minute. mr. daines: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize alexus wineman. this 18-year-old from cut bank, montana, represents my state as miss montana and she recently made
championed the issues public safety and crime reduction. since the assassinations of dr. martin luther king and robert kennedy, we have pushed as an organization commonsense solutions to reduce the access to guns by those who simply should not have them. we have called for background checks for everyone who purchases a weapon, whether in a store or at a gun show. we have demanded that assault weapons and large capacity magazines designed to serve our military needs, but with no practical use on america's streets or in our neighborhoods the band. .. would move washington to action. once again we were wrong. but then december 14th, 2012, we all witnessed a tragedy in newtown, conn. that even after all of the others, we still cannot imagine. 20 children, ages 6 or 7 shot dead in sandy hook elementary school, six of their teachers and administrators. terrible, and forgivable moment in american history. we cannot get those lives back. we cannot get back the more than 30,000 lives lost each year to gun violence. but we can and we must act to help protect the lives of those in the future. this has
want everyone to pitch in for the national day of service. which honors dr. martin luther king, junior. and as you see here on the mall, lots of people are turning out to say hello but also to volunteer and to be part of the inaugural excitement. the president took his message online, as well. >> four years ago, my family celebrated inauguration weekend and martin lugar king day by rolling up our sleeves and lending a hand in our community. that's because inaugurations are about more than just celebrating. they're about coming to together to make our country a better place. it was one of the highlights of the weekend and this year we're going to do it again on saturday. >> the president and the first lady who took part in this national day of service. here they are at a washington school earlier today helping volunteers who were staining a book case. john berman very critical of the president's form in painting that book case. you've been rough on him, buddy. speaking of service though, next month, cnn will begin introducing you to heroes who make service a way of life. first take a lo
-- the conversation could not be more timely. i sell the time, quoting dr. king, that budgets are moral documents. you can say what you say, but you are what you are. we know who you are when you put your budget on the table. we can see what your budget priorities are. could not be more timely. we are days away -- it will be a big party on monday, but after monday as we move toward the debt ceiling conversations and the spending cuts get placed on the table, the poor are likely to take it on the chin. that is why we are here with in washington tonight having this conversation. our hashtag is #povertymustend. our website is afuturewithoutpoverty.com. you'll find a letter on that website -- you can electronically sign it asking the president to give a major public policy address on poverty sooner than later, and second to convene a white house conference on the eradication of poverty to bring experts to get into crafting national plan to cut poverty in half and eradicate it in the richest nation in the world. it is not a skill problem, it is via upawe have the will to the poverty a priority with in this
'll come through the rotunda, walk by that bust of dr. martin luther king, jr., and then into statuary hall for a tradition that's the most exclusive lunch you can imagine. all of the nation's leaders, the president, the vice president, congressional leaders, supreme court justices, their spouses, they will all gather for a lunch to put politics aside for at least a brief moment. >> thank you very much, jan. >>> as we watch the president's motorcade approaching the capitol, let me give you a little bit of an advanced look on what you're seeing as the inauguration ceremonies proceed. as we mentioned, senator charles schumer of new york will be the master of ceremonies. he will have a short speech and then he will be introducing myrlie evers-williams, a former chair of the naacp and the widow of medgar evers. the naacp field secretary who was gunned down in 1963. one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. myrlie evers-williams will be giving the invocation at the beginning of the ceremonies and then we will see justice sonia sotomayor who is one of the newer associate justices on t
first inauguration. the ore belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. >> the greater hope is that the nation, particularly congress, derives inspiration from what my father and his ideals represented. >> president obama gets sworn in during a big ceremony on monday which is also martin luther king day this year. the real inaugural will be held on private on sunday, january 20th. ktvu will have live coverage of the inauguration on sunday. ken pritchett and tori campbell will be in the washington, d.c. >> finally open some time next month. the city's redevelopment agency is overseeing that project to convert a store front into a place where officers can do administrative work. the time table during today's board meeting. the police chief says police presence should help cut down on crime. >> whatever we can do to keep officers in the field. we don't want them to have to go back to the stations so what we'd like is once the officers leave the station the substation station is in the middle of the two. it keeps the officers in on or in the area. >> the space will be available
, congressman chaka fattah. >> thank you, mr. chairman. we are about to celebrate the life and legacy of dr. king and we are remooneded that on that balcony at the lorraine motel in memphis he was shot down. whether president reagan or president kennedy who were both shot, one killed and one almost fatally wounded, we are reminded here in washington all the time of the dangers of guns. that's why all of you went through the security protections to come into this building. and the supreme court that ruled that everyone has a right to bear arms also makes it clear you can't bring them into the supreme court. so -- that's because we actually know that guns are dangerous. and that -- as much as people may proclaim one thing, you have to look at the actions. on the floor of the house we saw members shot down once. that's why we have bulletproof things and other kinds of protections. mayor nutter is one who as someone growing up in west philadelphia, the best place in the world to grow up, as a former councilman and now as second term mayor of our city is in so many respects america's mayor now.
and continue it throughout the year. as dr. martin luther king said, we can all be great, we can all sr serve. >> you are going to be appearing in a movie where you play ms. king as well. you play the role of a lot of prominent african american women. i had a woman on earlier that is a hero of mine. i asked her to characterize the president's first four years and she said that one of the things that struck her was the opposition that the president has received time and time again. i will ask you the same question. how do you characterize the first four years. i would say that as maya said, an incredible amount of oppositio opposition of that, still a great victory and work that he has accomplished in terms of women's rights and students, you know and opportunities for students, in terms of paying for their education, and in terms of the troops and also the way that we are viewed in the world as a country. raising that profile back to, you know, to where it was. you know, years previous. i think he has done a lot of good. and still has a lot more to do. looking forward to that, and the excitem
and legacy of dr. king and we're reminded on that balcony in memory sis he was -- memphis he was shot down. president kennedy was shot. we are reminded in washington all the time of the dangers of guns. that's why you went through the security protection to come into this building. the supreme court ruled that everyone has a right to bear arms and it makes clear you can't bring them into the supreme court. so -- that is because we know guns are dangerous. so as much as people may proclaim one thing you have to look at their actions. on the floor of the house, we saw a member shot down once that's why we have bulletproof things and other kinds of protections. mayor nutter is someone growing up in west philadelphia, the best place in the world to grow up is a forecast councilman and is a mayor of our city, in so many respects he is the nation's mayor. we working to on gun buybacks but he has had to counsel families of police officers who have been killed. there are litterly dozens of children over 50 a day shot every day in our country and mayor, it is good to see you. there is so much more
giving the annual reading of dr. martin luther king i have a dream speech from august of 1963 kuran washington fifth. now to the white house where the crews have been working on audience bleachers and the reviewing stand in front of the white house as the inaugural parade will walk down pennsylvania avenue this weekend actually this coming monday finishing touches including above the heated glass in box where president obama and michelle obama will watch the parade. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] preparation continue for the 57th presidential inauguration and sunday just before noon and will be the official swearing-in at the white house monday the public inaugural ceremony under way at the swearing in of the capitol and also the inaugural luncheon at the capitol and the afternoon parade will take your comments throughout the weekend on facebook and twitter and live coverage starts at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and cspan.org. back now to the conference on disasters and the environment for a panel examining issues impacting the gulf
inauguration of president barack obama, and the honoring of dr. martin luther king. in his speech president obama said something potent and powerful, and that is that freedom is a gift from god, but it is one that is not self-executing. i know that a gentleman that i know very well, dr. reverend samuel smith of the mount hall baptist church knows about fighting for freedom. today i rise to again affirm roe v. wade, that speaks about individual freedom. and to indicate that even as we discuss budget talk and the debt ceiling we must recognize the freedom of the vulnerable to be safe and secure, to be without -- to be having the support to be able to have food and clothing and a home. that is freedom as well, my friends. so we debate the questions of the debt ceiling and whether we have a budget. let us be reminded that freedom is a gift of god and that it should not be denied to those who are most vulnerable, those who are the speak, those who cannot stand for themselves answer the president made it very clear that freedom is not to the powerful, it is for all of us. we all are created equal
, volunteered, and made a difference. dr. martin luther king, jr. would have been proud we used his birthday weekend not just to party and celebrate, but to remember what he called us often to do, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is to serve and to answer the call, and, yet, i want to thank the dnc staff and others who worked throughout the christmas and throughout the holidays to ensure we also had a good time as well. so my only thing, i was working yesterday. you want me to shut up? you know i can talk all day. i'm baptist during the day, but catholic on sundays. >> keep preaching. >> thank you. yesterday was so inspiring, so inspiring. the most remarkable thing about the president's speech is about how incollusive it was. the fact that the president of the united states of america talked about us, the people of america, and he affirmed yesterday what our framers placed in the constitution, that we are equal in the eyes of god, and, yet, some of my fellow pundits had problems when he mentioned -- of course they had some issues. i wanted to figure out what was the president talking about wh
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